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inspections for a risky workplace. while the number of inspectors has grown under the obama administration, osha just has 2400 inspectors for 8 million work sites. roughly one inspector per 60,000 worke workers. we talked last night about f fatalities from terrorism and gun deaths and we didn't talk about workplace. 3,000 americans died from terror attacks and during that same time. 335,000 americans died from the hands of a gun and over 60,000 workplace deaths. you would think on the day after one workplace fired up an entire town, the man that works for president obama, the day he went before a senate committee, after a factory explosion not inspected for almost 30 years, perez would be asked about it and you would be wrong. during the entire hearing no one saw it relevant to raise a peep about west or osha. they did find time to ask about a favorite right wing bugaboo. total questions about osha, zero, total questions about the new black party panther voter intimidation case, one. >> and i will talk about one who has covered workplace safety regulation more than any other journalist i k
to handle suspect who is are american citizens. after his capture on friday, the obama administration announced its decision not to read the suspect his mir anda rights immediately upon arrest. the justice department invoked what is known as the public safety exception, one that enables them to get information relating to a possible imminent attack. immediately after tsarnaev was apprehended, the u.s. attorney in boston, carmen ortiz explained the choice not to read tsarnaev his miranda rights. >> there is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and potential charges involving acts of terrorism. so the government has the opportunity right now. >> the decision was not welcomed by everyone. in a statement the aclu called the move unamerican. explaining every criminal defendant has a right to be brought before a judge and to have access to counsel. we mustwaiveer from our tried and true. urging the administration to go further and declare the suspect an enemy combatant. a move that would strip tsarnaev of his constitutional rights. on fox news sunday, congressman peter ki
and met the other requirements of the law. >> suarez: the obama administration and many indian tribes came in on the side of the biological father. we'll find out how it all turns out later in the term. marcia coyle, thanks a lot. >> my pleasure, ray. >> brown: "it is indisputable that the united states engaged in the practice of torture" after 9/11. that was the starkest finding in a report released today by the constitution project, a bipartisan legal research and advocacy group, after a two-year investigation by a task force of former high-ranking government, military, and law enforcement officials. among much else, the report concludes that the "nation's highest officials bear some responsibility for allowing and contributing to the spread of torture," and that information gleaned via harsh interrogation yielded little valuable intelligence. the report also criticizes the obama administration for what it calls "excessive secrecy." two members of the task force that produced the report join us now. james jones, a former democratic congressman and ambassador to mexico, co-chaired the gro
senator skeptical of legislation and of the obama administration's record on border security. >> the transportation security administration is delaying a policy change because as received so much a backlash. federal officials say, they are temporarily delay the policy that will allow passengers to carry small knives on to airlines. the t s a says, it needs more time to consider feedback from advisory committee. the committee includes the aviation industry and consumer law enforcement officials. the policy has been fiercely opposed by flight attendants, unions. it was slated to go into effect on thursday. >> some cancer patients in california could see their out-of-pocket cost reduced under a bill that has passed one of the house of the legislatures. the bill would cap the cost to patients for oral, anti-cancer drugs at least $100 per prescription. it passed the assembly monday, and is now in the state senate. insurers are opposed the bill. they say cost will have to rise in other areas to pay for those drugs. we should also note, the governor jerry brown vetoed a similar bill
>>> hello. you're watching "newsline." i'm shery ahn. a white house official says the obama administration is handling an attack at the boston marathon as an act of terror. two bombs went off just before the finish line. at least three people were killed. one of them was an 8-year-old boy. more than 100 others were wounded. the first bomb knocked back runners 30 meters from the finish. then another explosion hit people a short distance away. emergency services rushed to the scene. there was no word on the motive or on who may have been responsible. investigators are working to find out whether the attack was carried out by a terrorist group from inside or outside the country. the explosions have revived memories of the september 11th terror attacks. authorities have tightened security in cities around the country, and they may review measures to keep americans safe. nhk world's reporter has more. >> reporter: this was the 117th running of the boston marathon. the world's oldest annual sporting event. more than 23,000 runners took part. several recounted the horror. >> i lite
agencies to tell you before they ask you a question you don't have to answer it. the obama administration has taken a radical approach to the miranda rule by coming out of nowhere with this 48 hour rule that doesn't exist in any statute and no court has permitted it. >> going to regret it? >> i think they will. bass opposite they start using it there will be no stop to it. >> shepard: investigators want to talk with the wife of the older bombing suspect. are lawyer says she won't be able to tell them much because she had no idea he was up to anything until she saw he was a suspect on television. that part of the story is next. updating our breaking news. authorities in canada are expected to announce multiple arrests relate toad what they're calling a major bomb plot. we're now getting conflicting reports about whether new york city was on a target list. sources telling fox news, at laos one man was arrested in quebec, another in ontario. that were in communication with people in the states and overseas and had ties to radical groups. part of the plot was to blow up a bridge in canada whe
republicans are calling on the obama administration to declare the 19-year-old suspect an enemy combatant subject to the loss of four, so intelligence officials can continue to interrogate him for as long as they deem necessary. authorities captured him in watertown, mass. friday evening. they are invoking the public .afety exception he remains hospitalized under sedation and remains unclear what kind of communication they are able to have him at the moment. judy is on the phone from north carolina, independent line. good morning, and welcome to the program. caller: thank you. my thought on the issue is that we are a large nation, an all- inclusive nation, and i believe that the boy scouts is a private organization and has the right to determine who their membership is. i believe there should be a third organization that some of the gay-rights people should put into place, and that would be the rainbow scouts. then they can put all the lbb tea in anything they wanted, -- lgbt. republican senator tim scott delivering the republican response and focusing on the events of the past week, incl
to suggest the attack was indicative of a broader plot. >> is the obama administration still convinced from the tsarnaev brothers acted alone? pat buchanan debates on that subject. and coming up next the sole surviving suspect in the marathon bombing will not be held as an enemy combatant. we will debate the legal aspects of this as "hannity" continues. (little girl) no! saw her first day of school. (little girl) bye bye! made a best friend forever. the back seat of my subaru is where she grew up. what? (announcer) designed for your most precious cargo. (girl) what? (announcer) the all-new subaru forester. (announcer) designed for your most precious cargo. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optihow?rs. by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco
happened today could have happened 30 days from now. this is what the obama administration wants. they don't care about the intelligence. they made it very clear they want people to have lawyers, to have trials and if we lose intelligence in the process, they say that's regrettable but that's just the way it is. that is unacceptable to me. it should be unacceptable to anybody who cares about preventing future terrorist attacks. >> mitch epnor it has my back up. who cares about my back. all i'm saying it sounds like this is the criminal justice model not a terrorist bombing warfare model. that's something that if administration has been accused of. did they make a mistake here? >> well, i'm going to agree it is a criminal justice model and not a terrorist enemy combatant model. that's clearly true. >> why is it true? >> it's true because he was charged under a criminal complaint today. he was brought before a magistrate. they followed standard operating procedure, every appearance to a criminal complaint t. magistrate always, always informs the defendant that he has a right to a lawyer, tha
the attack was indicative of a broader plot. >> is the obama administration still convinced from the tsarnaev brothers acted alone? pat buchanan debates on that subject. and coming up next the sole surviving suspect in the marathon bombing will not be held as an enemy combatant. we will debate the legal aspects of this i'm just saying, why does the enterprise get all the good missions? [ bang, alarm blaring ] here we go. on-screen. i'm very sorry. i think i ran into you. it's space. you couldn't go around me? don't worry. i have esurance. their modern tools let me customize my policy. are you okay? 'cause you look a little banged up. you look pretty jacked up, man. yeah. that's my face. oh. [ male announcer ] see "star trek into darkness" in theatres may 17th. go to esurance's facebook page for a chance at free movie tickets. go to esurance's facebook page at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optihow?rs. by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands
from around the world. there is no member of the obama administration here attending this funeral today. however, there are some leading figures from reagan error, james baker, george shultz and also former vice president dick cheney is here along with henry kissinger. brian? >> just very quickly, why isn't it a state funeral? >> well, that is an interesting one. really, in order to have a state funeral, a vote has to be passed in the houses of parliament behind me to -- for that to be authorized. and margaret thatcher herself expressed a wish she did not want a state funeral because she sensed that could be divisive. even so in spite of that last night, there was a debate here at the house of commons about whether parliamentary proceedings should be suspended today which in fact they have been given -- for this funeral. remember, of course, her policies were extremely divisive and even though it's more than 20 years since she left office, people love her or loathe her with a passion. brian. >> a lot of people know that story. annabel roberts, thank you very much. >>> still ahead on "wa
and should not have miranda rights. it seems the obama administration is going to be straddling the middle ground, as they did with the so-called underwear bomber from a few years ago. host: "national journal" reporting the headline, "pete williams' reporting philosophy d y was g boon sighttory r guest: i would have to say that pete williams is the best i have ever come across, so measured and sofer. is amazing he was able to be showcased the way he was. this was a complicated story. a lot of journalists for getting the facts wrong as it was developing in real time, but pete williams was a constant force who was right 100% of the way. it is a model to all of us, people who were starting to this profession. host: the essence of the story is not jumping ahead of the story. on monday, some news organizations saying that dozens of people were killed. that was not the case, three weled.re kil the on-line sleuths pinpointed the wrong individuals before the fbi released those two photographs. guest: it is always important to realize and people get carried away in the heat of the moment, we have
't let that happen and then republicans were saying what is the obama administration doing? they're doing exactly what the republicans voted for! they're doing exactly what the sequester requires. so you know, they can't have it both ways. they can't do these dumb ass across-the-board cuts without having any impact. and we're seeing the impact. we're seeing the impact in programs particularly that hurt the poor, we're seeing the impact in head start. we're seeing the impact in food stamps. we're seeing the impact on meals on wheels, all across the board. emergency room services. now we're seeing the impact on -- we've seen the impact in the military where training has been delayed or training has been just put aside. all kinds of things. ship battleships. and we've seep the delay now with air traffic just regular passengers, trying to get from one place to the other. delays cancellations and some smaller airports, the airports actually shut down because they had to close down the tower. one way out of this. you tell me what you think about this. particularly like to hear if you were caugh
lunch -- excuse me, dinner with his teenage cousins and the obama administration has never explained why this kid was killed. he was the son of aulaqi, but his dad had been killed two weeks earlier. this tells the stories of war lords who do the operations for u.s. and al qaeda militants and yemen and elsewhere. and really at the heart of it is the fact that one of obama's enduring legacies when it comes to foreign policy, he has solidified assassination as an essential component of policy. >> they can do it in the shadows, as you pointed out. in the book, i would say there hasn't been a lot of public resistance aside from people like you and others in the press. how have they done this without facing much resistance? publicly or inside the government from people who should be stepping up and saying, wait a minute, we can't kill u.s. citizens without due process? >> right, i think there's no question that if john mccain had won the election in 2008 or mitt romney had won it in 2012 that liberals would be screaming about this stuff and saying, you know, that -- there would be this thing,
in america's newsroom. martha: several republican lawmakers are now questioning the obama administration's decision not to treat the boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev as an enemy combatant. he will face a civilian trial in criminal court. civilian complaint is revealing details from the carjacking to the shootout in police. listen to this from the documents released yesterday. the man point ad firearm at the victim, the person who was carjacked, did you hear about the boston explosion? and i did that. the man removed the magazine from his gun and showed the vipg tim it had a bullet in it and reinstated the magazine and stated, i am serious. new york city mayor, rudy giuliani helped lead the nation out of 9/11 terror attacks and we i will be remembered for that going forward and rely on you for your expertise how you break down these things. a lot of people bush for enemy combatant status. the white house doesn't want to go there. is that a wise decision on their part. >> i don't think so. martha: why? >> the white house is a in state of denial and has been that way since major has
thoughts on that. >> it doesn't matter what i think should happen because the obama administration is determined to do these cases in the justice system. >> megyn: do you believe, when they find this person they'll give him a lawyer, lawyer up, get miranda. >> oh, yeah. now, a couple of things about that. they have suggested that there's an exception to miranda for public safety which we all know there is. i think they've been very extravagant in assuming they'll get the largest possible exception under the law and the reality is in different circuits that exception is interpreted differently. >> if they think they don't have to give the guy the miranda rights, you have the right to remain silent and right to an attorney, they think we have a big exemption, before they wofer that and try to get all of the information from the person and it may come back to bite them because some jurisdictions don't see it that way. >> absolutely right. in some places if you're a dangerous offender you get a long exception. in others, it doesn't matter how dangerous you are, if police basically rend
as to all applications. and apparently the obama administration felt it would be unconstitutional for congress to provide too many limits on the president's power to conduct hostilities against libya. now where those are we don't really know. so the commander-in-chief clause is actually a very important constitutional provision. and logan's project i think is the first one to actually give it some legal purchase. what might've been the official meaning of the commander-in-chief clause. because windows was drafted at philadelphia, i think the only commander-in-chief bid on was george washington. they certainly did not have george iii in mind. they did not have even governors in mind. governors were also the heads of the militias in various states. those also not their goal. but instead their model, if they had one, they probably did, was george washington. one of the many things logan's book does in wonderful detail, it really does give you an idea, not just of the fact that george washington was universally exclaimed, but some of the reasons he was reasonable -- admired. he was no
and obama administration. and michael good to have you here, ed thank you. that is it for us, thank you for being with us, tomorrow vocal critic of the "gang of 8 lamar smith will join us, god night from new york. neil: high-tech, got them in boston. high-tech might have flew warted a terror attack that could have killed a lot more in canada and new york. do you think that priva concerns such technology raises will be reined in by these guys? not now, maybe not ever. because see those cameras following your every move? just smile. keep on moving. because they are staying. welcome i'm neil cavuto, dzhokhar tsarnaev is in a hospital alive. because not only did cameras catch him in the a but a thermal image caught him hides after the act. they might have contributed to keepining the body count down. look at what the fancy gadgets pick up when they are snooping, is answer suck it up? let's just say a week after boston no one is talking pvacy anything in washington. happy we're told we can get our lives back, i am not so happy we're being just as scrutinized we do. a look at whether scot
saying he will negotiate and the obama administration will negotiate on missile defense at a time trying to build the of quid pro quo that has to do with our national security. >> how can you negotiate? sponsors of terrorist, a built nuclear weapons when we told them they couldn't and disrupted the entire region and threatened to nukes' their neighbors and us and we say okay let's see what we can do to make it well? it is absurd. >> today's a prfect storm forhose who hate america. you have some time of terrorism here at home and iran and north korea and we cannot seem to get anywhere in pt because we are willing to talk to them. they want to destroy their neighbors that we're offering to negotiate. but appeasement is not as a momentary event. is a process. each time that north korea or iran makes these outrageous threats and what we reward them with further negotiations, we are basically betting against ourselves. lou: then the secretary of state says that foreign students that don't want to come to the united states because of the secretary of state in japan says they are afraid of amer
are back. then, the secretary of state basically saying he will negotiate and the obama administration will negotiate on missile defense at a time trying to build the of quid pro quo that has to do with our national security. >> how can you negotiate? sponsors of terrorist, a built nuclear weapons when we told them they couldn't and disrupted the entire region and threatened to nukes' their neighbors and us and we say okay let's see what we can do to make it well? it is absurd. >> today's a perfect storm for those who hate america. you have some time of terrorism here at home and iran and north korea and we cannot seem to get anywhere in part because we are willing to talk to them. they want to destroy their neighbors that we're offering to negotiate. but appeasement is not as a momentary event. is a process. each time that north korea or iran makes these outrageous threats and what we reward them with further negotiations, we are basically betting against ourselves. lou: then the secretary of state says that foreign students that don't want to come to the united states because of the
. a policy decision the obama administration has made. he was a american citizen and naturalized last september and now a federal law, the national defense authorization act of 2012 that says american citizens cannot be tried in military commission. so it's not -- this debate is not a question about where he should be tried. the republicans who say he should be treated differently, their claim is that while they understand the civilian trial will go forward, they think he should be treated for now as an enemy combatant and questioned without any question about his rights, without any issue about whether information he gives would be used in his trial, and then turn back over to civilian authorities. but, clearly, the justice department will have none of that. that's not how it's going to go. >> he's in a boston hospital under heavy guard and serious condition including a gunshot wound to the throat but he is responding to some questions to a team the federal investigators in writing. any indication as to what he is saying or maybe perhaps just what they are trying to get out of him at
in fuel efficiency standards under the bush administration, which were increased in the obama administration. so we're producing more and we're using less. and that's why the price of fuel is down a bit. >> all right. makes a lot of sense. fred, good to have you on the program. thanks very much. >> thank you. >> we'll be cheering on your folks here as they ring the closing bell. bill? >> all right. we're coming back a little bit here. the douw was up 151 at the high of the dead, we're up 131 right now. >> apparently, bill, the bias is to the buy side here on the floor. >> good to know. >> we'll see what happens. >>> up next, a thing who knows a thing or two about terrorism. former new york city mayor rudy us what we can learn from the explosions in boston and how to navigate this. yeah, i'm married. does it matter? you'd do that for me? really? yeah, i'd like that. who are you talking to? uh, it's jake from state farm. sounds like a really good deal. jake from state farm at three in the morning. who is this? it's jake from state farm. what are you wearing, jake from state farm
years ago the obama administration said the war on terror was basically over. >> how you define a problem shapes how you address it. as many have noted, the presidents does not describe this as pa war on terrorism. that is because terrorism is but a tactic. a means to an end. >> and how does the establishment media see the boston terror attack? well, listen to bob woodward. >> the boston event, obviously a serious tragedy. but i don't know that it's going to go down in the history books. the question it is not necessarily that big of an event. >> tell that to the guy who lost both his legs. well, in minnesota, democratic congressman keith ellison who is muslim sees the boston attack this way. >> all these cases where you see acts of radicalized individuals using violence, they may have a religious affiliation but oftentimes when they give reasons for why they did what they did, it is politics. and who knows what these individuals' motivation may be. it probably has to do with politics rather than religion. let's not cast a wide net and go after a whole religious group. >> do tho
obama and the obama administration the going to be able to maintain for very long. >> warner: mark mazzetti, thank you for joining us and i look forward to continuing our conversation about "the way of the knife" online. >> thanks very much. >> ifill: as margaret said, there is more of their conversation online, and you can find that on the rundown. >> woodruff: finally tonight, america's retirement system and the growing problems it poses for future generations. that's the subject of tonight's frontline, "the retirement gamble." correspondent martin smith looks at what was behind the shift to private plans known as 401(k)'s, the role of the financial services industry, and why too many americans have too little in savings. here's an excerpt about the plight of one worker and what he is facing. >> robert tilton smith entered the work force in 2003. he taught far bit, worked at a coffee shop and then went to grad school where he ran up $40,000 in student loans. but on the bright side, he had no savings to lose during the 2008 crash. when he graduated with a master niece economics he
korea allies and our japanese allies as well. and i think that the obama administration with the b-52 deployments, with the b-2 deployments and other statements we've made have done exactly that. that's the right way to do it, to respond to this crisis. not by making it even more complicated by reintroducing nuclear weapons onto the korean peninsula or having the rok develop its own nuclear weapons program. >> okay, thanks. we've spent a lot of time analyzing the situation, and now we want to turn at the end to what to do about it. and evans has made the important point that, um, as much as one would like a role for diplomacy and negotiated sort of solution or management of these problems, the conversation that the united states wants to have now quite different from the conversation that north korea is willing to have. and vice versa. so the question then is, are there specific things that might be done to get us off this dime and produce a more useful and mutually beneficial, mutually acceptable conversation? and to start i'd like to turn to mike who's write about this. >> thanks, r
disagree with the obama's administration decision to rule out enemy combatant suspect. >> reporter: labeling him as an enemy combatant would allow the government to question him without an attorney president and maybe get some of those answers. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> thanks, barbara. most of us can't even begin to imagine the incredibly tense moments that led up to the arrest of dzhokhar cztsarnaev. but that's what they are trained to do. the s.w.a.t team that took tsarnaev into custody describes the final moments to anderson cooper. let's listen. >> let's do it. let's do what we're trained to do. this is the suspect. we're trained to go in and apprehend him. you can see one hand is clear of any weapons each time he went the other way, his hand went down inside the boat out of our view. i know everybody here we've spoken about it. each time he did that, we had to assume he was reaching for either a weapon, a firearm or some explosive ignition device to kind of draw us in and take us out in a suicide type manner. he did that a couple of times as we're still approaching
the obama administration will allow us that and they have a bad track record. >> and this is not the course the administration will take. they will take reading him his rights after national security exception has run out and prosecuting him in a federal court as well. >> molly: thank you. >> megyn: more breaking news. news reporting that federal charges have now been filed against the surviving suspect. though they are reportedly being filed under seal. that means we don't get to see them. they will have to let it's know what the charges are but perhaps not all the supporting information. in a case of this magnitude there is no way they are going to keep the charges private and not public. in other words, what exactly has he been charged with? a terrorist act, using weapons of mass destruction? these were all on the potential list of charges. so we'll try to get more on what they plan to release to the general public in terms of what they say this man on your screen is actually guilty of according to our federal prosecutors. also, new reaction from the white house about the bombing investi
forces? we are giving them, most recently, the obama' administration they would give them 120 $3 million. the opposition clearly that they wanted far more than that. yet we are giving them armor and stuff like that. how can we defeat them when we are supplying them? at the same time, we have some issues like benghazi and the helicopter that had the hard crash landing in south korea this week and nobody has covered that at all. west, texas connected to the bombing in boston? and how much fertilizer was taken away before the explosion occurred? is anybody have any control over that? you may come i just don't see how we can defeat al qaeda and terrorism, homegrown or foreign- born, if we continue to put with free welfare without giving them any drug test or saying you have 30 days to 90 days to get off of welfare and get a job. we just need to bring back our moral values and ethics and start holding our politicians to to make them stand up there and do what they said they do, and not get away with fast and furious. host of issues,, some directly related and some not. yes: it is not uncommon
system of justice. >> i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out enemy combatant status for this suspect. >> reporter: and the question of whether the fbi dropped the ball in 2011 when it looked at tamerlan tsarnaev's activity will be the subject of a closed-door briefing on capitol hill later today, when law enforcement officials brief lawmakers. john? >> all right, barbara starr, thanks so much. barbara starr in washington. i want to bring back fran townsend, cnn analyst, former homeland security adviser to president george w. bush. and fran, i want to get your take here. where do you think the investigation stands right now? we've had these initial criminal complaints given dzhokhar tsarnaev. we've seen sort of the case laid out just a little bit. but how about the investigation itself? what are the next steps? >> well, first of all, we know from investigators that they're cooperating with the russians. i talked to sources, federal sources, and the cooperation between russian authorities and the fbi is quite good. both want to understand what they mig
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the top? >> well, good evening, rachel. senior administration officials tell me that president obama will continue to be briefed on this situation throughout the evening. right now the white house is approaching this as an act of terror. i can read you the latest statement that we have from a senior administration official and i believe we have a graphic of that as well. any event with multiple explosive devices is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. however, we don't know yet who carried out this attack. and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried outpy a troshist group, foreign or domestic. now i can tell you that is really the key question here tonight. was this carried out by a terrorist group homegrown? or a foreign terrorist group. and the white house just simply does not know. there are still a lot of questions about who is responsible for what happened today in boston. the president was made aware of the events at about 3:00 this afternoon. he was briefed on the situation as he pointed out in his rema
are you hearing from the top? >> reporter: good evening, rachel. senior administration officials tell me president obama will continue to be briefed on this situation throughout the evening. right now, the white house is approaching this as an act of terror. i can read you the latest statement that we have from a senior administration official, rachel. i believe we have a graphic of that as well. this is according to an official who says, "any event with multiple explosive devices as this appears to be is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. however, we don't yet know who carried out this attack and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried out by a terrorist group, foreign or domestic." now, i can tell you, rachel, that is really the key question here tonight. was this carried out by a terrorist group homegrown, or a foreign terrorist group? and, rachel, the white house just simply does not know. i've heard you sort of discussing this as well. there's still a lot of questions about who is responsible for what happe
a scathing report tuesday. it concluded that the highest u.s. officials under the bush administration bore responsibility for what it called the indisputable use of torture. the report also urged president obama to close the guantanamo detention camp which has been widely condemned by human rights groups. >>> it's been nearly four years since jackie lost her three daughters. jackie spoke exclusively with nbc's ann curry about her unbearable loss and her return to love and hope. >> i'm their mom and supposed to protect them and i didn't. you know, as -- it's hard to not blame yourself. >> you expected diane to protect your kids. >> um-hum. >> and now you're blaming yourself. >> i'm not blaming myself for the accident, i'm blaming myself for the not being here, you know, it's just, they're not here and i'm their mom. >> you can see more of ann's interview on "rock center with brian williams" friday night at 10:00, 9:00 central time. >>> now for a look at "what's trending today" our roundup of what has you talking online, new york yankees fans set aside their rivalry with the boston red sox t
the full weight of justice. jon: president obama on the air just hours after the twin explosions in boston to reassure the nation. he also called the governor of massachusetts and the mayor of boston to offer support making it clear that his administration is mobilizing its full resources to help in the investigation and provide security as well. more on the white house response, let's bring in david drucker, senior editor at roll call. david, we are going to be hearing from this president in just about 20 minutes. the white house has scheduled some kind of a statement from the president at 11:30 eastern time. we don't know obviously what he will say, perhaps more of the kind of thing we heard yesterday. a president has to wear many hats, has to shoulder a lot of responsibilities, but being the leader of an emotional and frazzled nation at a time like this has to be among the most weighty. how is he doing? >> i think he's doing pretty good. the president hasn't always hit the mark in situations like this. near incidents that didn't happen. this time i thought he hit it perfectly. he showed
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